First impression lasts long and most likely, forever too. The first thing by which you are going to be judged is your dress sense. You are going to be evaluated on account of the dress you wear as a professional. Have you ever wondered why those going for employment interviews try all they could to make an impression with their dressing?
Your dress style will be used to measure the degree of your acceptance or otherwise. It is therefore important as a working professional to send the right signal that will guarantee you a top stop in business. In this article, we are going to share some valuable tips on how you can be your best day in day out as a working professional. Come and let us cruise along:
1. YOUR INDUSTRY
Your first score is to understand what obtains in your industry. The dress pattern differs from one industry to the other. When you have understood the demands of your industry; all you have to do is to strictly tailor your style towards the expected demands.
2. MAKE YOU’RE THE CLOTHES FIT
There is nothing as bad as an oversize coat. Very many professionals are guilty of when it comes to this. That online suite you bought is not custom made to fit into you perfectly. You will need some adjustments- it may be minor; in some rare cases, the adjustment may be a major one.
3. DRY YOUR HAIR
This is also highly important. You must not under any pressure or tight schedule leave your house with your hair wet. That scenario at your work place will not help your cause as a professional. Ensure that your hair is dry before ever stepping out of your comfort zone for the office.
4. YOUR GLASS MUST FIT
There must as a matter of compulsion be symmetry between the rim of your glasses and your nose. It must not be seen to slide carelessly down your nose. You cannot afford to be fiddling with your glasses while at your desk. It is a distraction that will not serve your image any good.
5. DON’T WEAR A STRONG PERFUME
You should be the only person that will smell your perfume. The odor is not meant for any one on your workplace, it is for your nose alone. Ask someone you trust to do a test and confirm whether the odor of the perfume is open to anyone else.
6. YOU PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR BAG
Your bag also forms part of the signature for the professional who want to make a strong point with the dress style. Your personal things must remain inside your bag; it must not be allowed to protrude out of your bag. Your bag must be kept clean both on the inside and outside. If there is no zip, an embarrassment whereby dirty linings are exposed must be avoided.
7. YOUR SHOES
Your shoes must be well kept and in sparkling good conditions. It should be well polished as well. You do not necessarily need a new pair of shoes, what you needed is proper maintenance of the shoe you have.
8. WEAR VERY RICH COLORS
Your colors must be bright and rich. You owe it a duty to choose the color that will make you stand out in the midst of the crowded pack. The color of your clothes portrays your power and authority. Darker colors portray more authority.
9. YOUR WATCH
Respondents in a recent survey say they pay some measure of attention to the watch. If that be the case, then it is wisdom to pay particular attention to the watch you put on why on your way to the office
10. AVOID NEON COLORS
Bright and flamboyant colors should be avoided if indeed you are to stand any chance of making any meaningful impression at your place of work. They will not add anything to you; rather, they are objects of unnecessary distractions.
11. DON’T DRESS UP TOO SEXY
Remember, you are not going to be rated by how sexy you look at your desk. You are going to be remembered for what you do and say at your place of work. You are not a commercial sex worker. Therefore clothes that will expose unnecessary cleavage should be avoided; wearing skimpy dresses to work is a disservice to you.
12. REGULAR PEDICURE
It is fashionable to wear high heeled shoes to work that expose your toes. It is however a bad portrayal of your image as a person if you assault people in your place of work with your long un-kept nails. Make sure that you have regular pedicure to avoid this embarrassment.
13. AVOID ANKLE SOCKS
Some men are guilty of this. A little crossing of their legs reveals a short angle socks; and what follows is the embarrassing exposure of a part of the skin on the leg. To checkmate this, ankle socks should not be worn to work; wear the ones that are long enough. As a matter of compulsion, your socks must be of appropriate length.
14. TRIM YOUR BEARD
Your facial hair needs to be kept trim and tidy so as to look your professional best. Electric razors are available to give you the best of facial hair cut. As for your beard, you can simply make use of the scissors to get that look that will position as a responsible professional.
15. YOUR JEWELRY
Some ladies are in the habit of going to work heavily loaded with bangles. Their every step is accompanied with jingling of the bangles. This causes undue noise interference in the place of work. Therefore, if you wear bangles to work, it must be in the category of those that will not make undue noise with every step you take moving forward.
As a professional, your dress sense will go a long way to make a bold statement for you. Go over the points raised in this article and ponder over them for some moments. They contain all you will need to maintain a hedge over your other competitors.
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